PLANNING SYSTEM

Station Street

Nottingham’s 11 Station Street scheme given the green light

Nottingham City Council’s Planning Committee has approved one of Nottingham’s grade A office schemes, known as 11 Station Street
leisure centre

Willmott Dixon awarded £38m leisure centre in Winchester

Willmott Dixon has been awarded a £38m contract by Winchester City Council to build a new sports and leisure centre at Bar End
planning policy

Industry experts share opinions on Government planning policy

A podcast hosted by the Kings Chambers has shed light on industry opinions regarding the Government’s new planning policy
Housing Refusals

Over 6,000 housing refusals overturned on appeal

Over 6,000 new homes will now be built after councillors’ objections were overturned on appeal, new research has revealed
Low carbon technologies

Bridging the gap between intended and actual performance of low carbon technologies

Dr Terry Keech’s recent study into the barriers to achieving mass low carbon social housing has highlighted the knock-on effect planning policy can have on the entire supply chain. Here, he explains why
Heritage database

Using modern technology to protect and plan for heritage places

Lincoln is using a purpose-built online heritage database to help planners, developers and property owners understand the city’s historic environment while protecting its rich heritage. Kieron Manning of the City of Lincoln Council and Annabel Enriquez of the Getty Conservation Institute discuss the project’s development
Garden Communities prospectus

Garden communities prospectus gets the green light from planners

Planners respond to the announcement of the garden communities programme, which will see more high quality homes built and green spaces created
garden communities

Brokenshire announces garden communities programme

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has called for an increase in garden towns in England, as he announces the new garden communities programme
UK planning

The Raynsford Review: Making planning fit for purpose?

Could the Raynsford Review of Planning, which published its interim findings in June, give the UK’s much-maligned system an overhaul that everyone can get behind? Gary Stephens of planning consultancy Marrons Planning takes a look
legal action

Climate change charity launches legal action against Heathrow expansion

Climate change charity Plan B has initiated legal action against Transport Minister Chris Grayling over his plans for Heathrow expansion
fracking companies

Poll reveals Conservative councillors at odds with government fracking plans

A new poll published by the CPRE and Friends of the Earth has revealed that an overwhelming majority (80%) of Conservative councillors believe that planning applications should be required in areas where fracking companies have a license to drill
Planning system

Regeneration of Scottish village shows why planning needs new approaches

A 10-year plan to regenerate Stromness in Orkney was the overall winner of the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Planning for Excellence Awards and can show the way forward for planning and transforming communities across the UK, says the institute’s director of Scotland and Ireland, Craig McLaren
Planning protocol

Essex Planning Protocol paves the way for housing growth

With Essex experiencing significant growth, the county’s councils have collaborated with housebuilders and developers to create a Planning Protocol that will support the delivery of more affordable, quality housing. Alethea Evans, principal planning consultant at Place Services at Essex County Council, explains how it came about
Planning

Placemaking, planning and design: Peeling back the layers

Placemaking is central to contemporary planning ethos – but what does it really mean for a physical project? David Edwards takes a look

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